Nick DeRiso is associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock. Named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
45 Years Ago: Why Joe Walsh Got Serious With ‘So What’
This gold-selling No. 11 hit also hinted at his next career move.
Chris Cornell’s Widow Is Suing Soundgarden
The dispute apparently traces back to seven unreleased songs.
30 Years Ago: Neil Young Roars Back With ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’
This late-period triumph couldn't have been created in a more offhanded manner.
December 2019 New Music Releases
It's rare to have an important album still left unheard so late. This year is different.
5 Reasons the Doobie Brothers Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
They've had huge hits and health issues, breakups and hiccups, and seemingly countless comings and goings, then reunion and triumph.
John Paul Jones Discography
This catalog will always live in the shadow of Led Zeppelin. But he's been doing other, sometimes notably offbeat things.
Hear Steve Perry’s Newest Christmas Song, ‘Silver Bells’
He released "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" during the 2018 holiday season.
5 Years Ago: Allman Brothers Band Play Their Last Show
This final concert was followed by seasons of loss.
Listen to Bob Dylan Demo ‘Wanted Man’ With Johnny Cash
Carl Perkins was also on hand for these oft-bootlegged Columbia Studio A sessions.
November 2019 New Music Releases
The other Record Store Day returns late in the month, but there are lots of other titles arriving on and around Black Friday.
35 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Stumbles With ‘Give My Regards’ Film
Roger Ebert said the former Beatles star's script was "to put it charitably, idiotic."
35 Years Ago: Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ Changes Concert Films Forever
It was no accident the band and director Jonathan Demme found each other.